The Prophet



By Kahlil Gibran

New York: Alfred A. Knopf


The Twelve Illustrations In This Volume Are Reproduced From Original Drawings By The Author

“His power came from some great reservoir of spiritual life else it could not have been so universal and so potent, but the majesty and beauty of the language with which he clothed it were all his own?”

—Claude Bragdon


The Madman. 1918 Twenty Drawings. 1919 The Forerunner. 1920 The Prophet. 1923 Sand and Foam. 1926 Jesus the Son of Man. 1928 The Forth Gods. 1931 The Wanderer. 1932 The Garden of the Prophet 1933 Prose Poems. 1934 Nymphs of the Valley. 1948


The Coming of the Ship 7
On Love 15
On Marriage 19
On Children 21
On Giving 23
On Eating and Drinking 27
On Work 30
On Joy and Sorrow 35
On Houses 37
On Clothes 41
On Buying and Selling 43
On Crime and Punishment 45
On Laws 51
On Freedom 54
On Reason and Passion 57
On Pain 60
On Self-Knowledge 62
On Teaching 64
On Friendship 66
On Talking 68
On Time 70
On Good and Evil 72
On Prayer 76
On Pleasure 79
On Beauty 83
On Religion 87
On Death 90
The Farewell 92

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